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Flagship London private prison struggles to recruit staff

April 25, 2016 7:35 pm Flagship London private prison struggles to recruit staff Gill Plimmer   ©Getty Serco lost the contract to run Mt Eden Prison in New Zealand One of London’s flagship private prisons, HMP Thameside, is struggling to … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is Profiting from the Aid Budget

The Privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is Profiting from the Aid Budget

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The Privatization of UK aid

The Privatization of UK aid By Aisha Dodwell It’s never been a better time to be an aid-funded business. Alongside the UK’s now legally enshrined commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on aid, a growing trend has emerged where … Continue reading

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Securing the Olympics at what price

Securing the Olympics at what price

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Serco’s prison falls into chaos

Serco’s prison falls into chaos Levels of assault were much higher than in similar prisons By Ian Dunt Wednesday, 9 March 2016 10:38 AM  3 When prison inspectors visited Serco-run Doncaster prison, they found numerous inmates too terrified to leave … Continue reading

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Markets G4S warns of further possible losses on UK asylum work

Markets  G4S warns of further possible losses on UK asylum work G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has warned that it could stand to lose a further £57m if the UK government decides to extend a controversial contract to house … Continue reading

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SNP go to war with security firm G4S over conference

SNP go to war with security firm G4S over conference 2 March 2016by Kieran Andrews The SNP conference will take place at the SECC in Glasgow The SNP has gone to war with the venue hosting its upcoming party conference … Continue reading

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G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts

G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts Private security firm to sell children’s services businesses, including Medway facility at centre of alleged abuse G4S has run the Medway secure training centre since it opened in 1998. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Alan … Continue reading

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‘Mercenaries Unleashed’: Report Highlights Threats Posed By Booming Private Security Industry

‘Mercenaries Unleashed’: Report Highlights Threats Posed By Booming Private Security Industry ‘For too long this murky world of guns for hire has been allowed to grow unchecked. In letting the industry regulate itself, the government has failed,’ the executive director … Continue reading

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Private security firm to guard major crime scenes in Wiltshire

Private security firm to guard major crime scenes in Wiltshire Callum Chaplin / 02:33 Thursday 18 February 2016 / News Share 0 comments Want more local news stories like these via email? AN agreement has been made between police in … Continue reading

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